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April 21, 2007 Held

Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:35,397,517
Valid Votes:35,397,517
Invalid Votes:0

Candidates:

Umaru Musa YAR'DUA24,638,063

69.60

Muhammadu BUHARI6,605,299

18.66

Atiku ABUBAKAR2,637,848

7.45

Orji Uzor KALU608,803

1.72

Attahiru Dalhatu BAFARAWA289,224

0.8170742597566942

Chief Emerka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU155,947

0.4405591499539361

Pere AJUWA89,241

0.25211090371112754

Reverend Chris Ogenebrorie OKOTIE74,049

0.20919263913341718

Patrick O. UTOMI50,849

0.14365131881990478

Asakarawon OLAPERE33,771

0.0954049969098115

Ambrose OWURU28,519

0.08056779801814913

Arthur NWANKWO24,164

0.06826467517481523

Emmanuel Okereke22,677

0.06406381554954829

Lawrence ADEDOYIN22,409

0.06330670029765083

Alhaji Aliyu Habu FARI21,974

0.06207780054177246

Galtima LIMAN21,665

0.06120485795656232

Maxi OKWU14,027

0.03962707327748441

Sunny OKOGWU13,566

0.03832472204194435

Iheanyichukwu NNAJI11,705

0.033067291132313034

Osagie OBAYUWANA8,229

0.023247393312926443

Oladapo AGORO5,752

0.01624972734669497

Akpone SOLOMON5,664

0.01600112233860923

Isa ODIDI5,408

0.015277907769632542

Aminu ABUBAKAR4,355

0.012303122843333899

Mojisola Adekunle OBASANJO4,309

0.0121731702254709

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Nigeria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Olusegun OBASANJO *
  • Head of Government: President Olusegun OBASANJO
  • Assembly: Nigeria has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 109 seats and the House of Representatives with 360 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term). An absolute majority or at least 25% in two-thirds of the states is required for a candidate to be elected in the first round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate 109 members are elected by simple majority vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 360 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

* Three members are elected from each of the 36 states and one from Abuja.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Umaru Musa YAR'DUA
    • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Muhammadu BUHARI(RTD) GCFR
    • Party: All Nigeria Peoples' Party (ANPP)
  • Orji Uzor KALU
    • Party: Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
  • Attahiru Dalhatu BAFARAWA
    • Party: Democratic People's Party (DPP)
  • Chris O. OKOTIE
    • Party: Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH)
  • Patrick O. UTOMI
    • Party: African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  • Oladapo AGORO
    • Party: National Action Council (NAC)
  • Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU-OJUKWU
    • Party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  • Alhaji Aliyu Habu FARI
    • Party: National Democratic Party (NDP)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on 19 April 2003. Olusegun OBASANJO was elected president with 61.9% of the vote. He was followed by Muhammadu BUHARI with 31.2% of the vote and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU with 3.3%.

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 147,152,502 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 61,567,036 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 72,431,259 (2007)

·         Is Nigeria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (23 April 1984)

·         Has Nigeria ratified CEDAW: Yes (13 June 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 25 (House of Representatives); 9 (Senate) following the 2003 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 152 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Nigeria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Nigeria ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 22,072,875 (est.)